The following information is provided in good faith but the responsibility for ensuring that the facilites are suitable for your purposes, rests with yourself. Please email me if any of the information becomes obsolete or inaccurate.
French & Belgian telephone numbers given are for dialling from the UK. From within France, discard the 0033 and put a 0 before the 9 digit number. Similarly, from within Belgium, discard the 0032 before adding a 0 a the start of the 9 digit number.
BED & BREAKFAST (Chambre D'hote) 'Chez Monique', at LONGUEVAL, is situated at the southern end of the Somme battlefield a few miles form the boundary with the French forces in July 1916. Run by Monique Decressin in her converted accommodation which was once the Calypso bar. Lying opposite the Calypso 2 bar and close to Delville Wood it is the ideal centre for touring this area before returning to some home cooking. Tel/Fax: 0033322851337
BED & BREAKFAST & BATTLEFIELD TOURS 'Les Alouettes', at HARDECOURT-AUX-BOIS, straddles the boundary between the British and French Armies at the start of the Battle of the Somme. Run by Victor and Diane Puik in their renovated house, Victor provides battlefield tours for individuals and small groups, as well as acting as a guide for Leger Tours. Tel/Fax: 0033 188.8.131.52.50.
BED & BREAKFAST at BERNAFAY WOOD 55-57 Grande Rue, Bois Bernafay, 80300 Montauban de Picardie. (another excellent base for the southern battlefield, Montauban and the woods at Bernafay, Trones, Longueval and Delville. etc) Run by Jean-Pierre and Christine Matte. Very good English spoken by the owners. Tel/Fax: 0033 3.22.85.02.47.
BED & BREAKFAST / TEA ROOM at AUCHONVILLERS (an excellent base for Beaumont Hamel area) 10, Rue Delattre, Auchonvillers, 80560, Somme. Tel/Fax: 0033 322762366 website
BED & BREAKFAST at FLERS. Peter & Hilary Smith, Otago View, 48, Rue Principale, 80360, Flers, Somme. 0033322854723 email
BED & BREAKFAST at Battery Valley Farm, GRANDCOURT. Mireille & Frederic Saingier, 9 rue de Beaucourt, 80300, Grandcourt, Somme. 0033322747848 email
BED & BREAKFAST at ALBERT. "Au Korigan", 34-38 Avenue Faidherbe, 80300 Albert, Somme. 0033322751790
GUEST HOUSE at MAILLY-MAILLET (close to Serre where the Pal's Battalions memorials stand)
SELF CATERING at LONGUEVAL. Clarges House, 2 Rue De Bazentin, Longueval 80360, Somme. Located on what was known as 'Clarges Street' during WW1, on the western edge of the village of Longueval . Views over High Wood, the New Zealand Forces Memorial and Trones Wood. No website at present but contact Tel/Fax: 0033 184.108.40.206.50. or email
SELF CATERING at Rose Cottage, LONGUEVAL. This three bedroomed cottage sleeps up to six persons. It has all comforts and backs on to Delville Wood. email Tel: (0121) 430 5348. (Birmingham, UK)
SELF CATERING at Dinnaken House, FLERS . This modern, large detached house is capable of sleeping up to 8 persons. It has central heating and double-glazing and views over the 41st Division Memorial. Tel: 07917 460 613/07962 989 911 website & email
SELF CATERING at HAMEL. Two gites are available in the middle of the village which is close to Newfoundland Park and Thiepval. Fully equipped, both sleep 4 - 6 people. Contact Mr Florent Vansuyt, 13 rue d'Hamel, 803000, Beaucourt sur l'Ancre, Somme. Tel:0322 761872. Or book direct on the Gites de France website or Tel: 0322 712270
HOLIDAY RENTAL PROPERTY website
CAMPING at Camping Bellevue , AUTHUILLE. 25 rue d'Albert - 80300 Authuille. Phone : 03 22 74 59 29 Fax : 03 22 74 05 40
Capacity : 96, Opening dates : 01/03 - 31/10
CAMPING at Camping Au Bord D'eau, AUTHUILLE. Rue de Grandcourt - 80300 Authuille, Phone : 03 22 75 41 16
Phone (out of season) : 03 22 75 20 42, Capacity : 40, Opening dates : 01/04 - 31/10
CAMPING at Mr & Mme G Desailly, Bellevue, Authuille, 80300 Tel: 0033322745929
HOTEL de la Paix, ALBERT. 0033 322750164
HOTEL Royal Picardie, ALBERT. 0033 322753700
HOTEL de la Paix, 11 Avénue Abel Guidet, BAPAUME. 0033 321071103
HOTEL Beatus, 718 Avenue de Paris, CAMBRAI (good for Cambrai tank battle info via owner, M. Gorczynski)
HOTEL St-Claude (Best Western), 42, Place L Daudrè, PERONNE. 0033 322844600
BED & BREAKFAST / SELF-CATERING Talbot House (Toc H), Gasthuisstraat 43, 8970 Poperinge, Belgium; Tel: 0032 57 33 32 28
Fax: 0032 57 33 21 83 email & website
BED & BREAKFAST at POELKAPELLE ( 9 kms from Ypres ) VARLET FARM is run by Dirk & Charlotte Cardoen-Descamps. The farm has a small collection of WW1 items retrieved from the battlefields which the farm lies in the heart of.
Tel and fax 00 32 (0) 51 77 78 59 Cell 00 32 (0)75 67 80 42
GITES at Ploegsteert, (Plugstreet Wood area), Underhill Farm, 5, Rue de Petit Pont, B-7782, Ploegsteert, Belgium. Tel/Fax: 003256844062
HOTEL Ariane, IEPER, 0032 57218218 Fax: 00 32 57 218 799
HOTEL The Regina, IEPER, 0032 57219006
HOTEL The Old Tom, IEPER, 0032 57201541
HOTEL Sultan, IEPER, 0032 57200193
HOTEL Kasteelhof 't Hooghe, 00 32 57 46.87.87, Fax: 00 32 57 46.87.58